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Hein serves as a loyal butler to Geese Howard. He was invited to the King of Fighters XIV tournament by Billy Kane. Although modest, mild-mannered, and never seeming to break his polite tone, he does have a sadistic side. He fights in an elegant fighting style known as "Gambits" with moves named after chess terminology.


The King of Fighters XIV




Page Updated:  Sep. 15th, 2021

One of Geese Howard's lackeys is ready to do some fighting? I guess the premise of his character design a cool idea, since Geese was always surrounded by random henchmen in suits. However, Hein strikes me as particularly booooring. In fact, he's the most boring and generic SNK character design I've seen in over a decade.

Just look at him. I've seen far more interesting background characters in fighting games. Maybe it's the hair? Confirmed: The hair doesn't help. Maybe it's the generic tuxedo? I'm not hatin' on the dude's style, but I've seen other fighting game characters pull off this look better.

In closing, Hein's moveset isn't exceptionally exciting either. Something definitely seems "missing" about his moveset and appearance. Either way... I wouldn't buy an action figure of Hein. That's the point. He's forgettable and doesn't stand out or do much for KOF XIV.

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